Plumbers help newlyweds find 4-carat ring

MEMPHIS — Diane Buckalew says she felt sick when she woke up and realized two rings she’d left on the bathroom counter the night before were gone.

She and husband Carl, married in Las Vegas a month ago, realized Thursday their cat Jinxe had batted into the toilet an amethyst ring and Diane’s 4-carat, $40,000 diamond engagement ring.

At 6:30 a.m., Carl called Mr. Rooter, which has a drain camera.

The Commercial Appeal in Memphis reports that two technicians dug a 3-foot hole near the front door of the Buckalew’s home in Southaven, Miss., cut the drain pipe and asked Carl to flush.

Jackpot.

A technician’s hands emerged from the muddy water with both rings.

Carl then wrote them a $895.20 check — which he says he was glad to do.

The Associated Press